Just how innovative of a farmer or rancher are you? If you can answer yes to any of the following questions regarding your farm operation, you might consider learning more about the little-known, underused Research & Development (R&D) tax credit.
Have you experimented with new or different fertilizers?
Have you planted cover crops?
Have you developed new feeds/feeding techniques for livestock?
Have you implemented new ways to protect crops from disease?
Have you improved harvesting practices?
These are a few examples available to you that reward for innovative efforts, but there are many more possibilities. In years when cash flows are constricted by lower commodity prices, you should seek techniques and practices to keep additional dollars in your pocket. The R&D tax credit may be the tool that does just that.
A Message from Former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns
Mike Johanns was the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005-2007 as well as the Governor of Nebraska from 1999-2005 and the state’s U.S. Senator from 2009-2015. As alliantgroup’s Chairman of Agriculture, Johanns brings more than 30 years of experience at virtually every level of government and a strong background in both agriculture and economic development. As the Secretary of Agriculture, he managed 18 different agencies, opened or expanded access to 40 international markets and was responsible for multiple agricultural breakthroughs as a negotiator for […]
Farmers Using The R&D Tax Credit – RFD-TV Interview With Former Ag Secretary Mike Johanns
Mike Johanns was the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005-2007 as well as the Governor of Nebraska from 1999-2005 and the state’s U.S. Senator from 2009-2015. As alliantgroup’s Chairman of Agriculture, Johanns brings more than 30 years of experience at virtually every level of government and a strong background in both agriculture and economic development. As the Secretary of Agriculture, he managed 18 different agencies, opened or expanded access to 40 international markets and was responsible for multiple […]
General Managers, CEOs, presidents, shareholders, partners and CFOs of U.S. farms, ranches, agricultural co-ops and other agribusinesses that perform work in the United States.
Wednesday, August 16th 2017 from 12:00-12:30pm CT
Join former United States Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns and the alliantgroup team for a free webinar to discuss how a number of pro-business changes have qualified farmers, ranchers and other agribusinesses for powerful tax credits for their day-to-day activities.
JOHANNS’ NEW GOAL: GET FARMERS USING THE R&D TAX CREDIT:
Farmers have a lot on their wishlist for tax reform, should Congress ever get to it, but former Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns says many in agriculture aren’t taking advantage of a key credit already available to them. The former Nebraska governor, who led the USDA under President George W. Bush before serving a stint in the Senate, is on a mission to get farmers to use the federal R&D tax credit. That provision provides a dollar-for-dollar credit when a business tries something new in its operation, Johanns told MA.
Johanns’ new role: Helping ag producers navigate tax credits
SCOTTSBLUFF — Mike Johanns has worn many hats.
He was governor of Nebraska, former Secretary of Agriculture, and a U.S. senator.
Johanns has now joined Houston-based tax consultancy firm alliantgroup, as its chairman of agriculture. The firm specializes in the area of government-sponsored credits and incentives, and in his new position, Johanns hopes to play a key role in guiding alliantgroup’s outreach on the various tax credits and incentives available for the benefit of the agricultural industry.
His main focus now is spreading the word to producers and ag innovators that they may be eligible […]
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, is joining alliantgroup as the firm’s new Chairmen of Agriculture.
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Former agriculture secretary Mike Johanns discusses his latest role encouraging producers to take advantage of underutilized R&D tax credit, trade and current ag cycle.
Love for agriculture was always at the heart of how Mike Johanns, former secretary of agriculture and Nebraska senator, served farmers. He continues to stay plugged into the goings-on of agriculture and remains an advocate for ways to help producers succeed.
Johanns served as agriculture secretary from 2005 to 2007 under the George W. Bush Administration. During his tenure, Johanns opened or expanded access to 40 international markets and was responsible for […]
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns is the new Chairman of Agriculture for tax consulting company alliantgroup.
“Basically what that means is I’m going to work with alliantgroup to do everything we can to make sure that agriculture from large to small does qualify for the tax credits that are already available to them, already on the books,” Johanns told Brownfield Ag News.
Johanns tells Brownfield it’ll be his job to consult with agriculture cooperatives and all sizes of farmers who may qualify for research and development tax credits because of investments in agriculture technology.
Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns tapped by tax consultant for his Washington experience
Mike Johanns has a new role he said will help him bring economic opportunity to rural America.
The former U.S. secretary of agriculture, governor of Nebraska and U.S. senator from Nebraska is working with a Houston tax consultant firm that makes money connecting its clients with federal tax incentives and credits.
Johanns will help the firm, Alliantgroup, expand a practice focused on agribusiness tax credits.
As chairman of agriculture for Alliantgroup, Johanns will provide insight on the inner workings of Washington, and will evaluate the impact of policy changes on businesses, […]